CULINARY ART THERAPY

THERAPY

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"A therapeutic kitchen is a safe setting enabling cooking together of a wide range of dishes and therefore a rich "menu" of communication options, culminating in a beneficial reflective experience"

The Therapeutic Kitchen

As a substitute for the mythological psychologist's sofa and the communication patterns associated with it (a glass of water and Kleenex box), I invite you to join me and enter the kitchen in order to process issues, difficulties and needs.

A therapeutic kitchen is a safe setting enabling cooking together of a wide range of dishes and therefore a rich "menu" of communication options, culminating in a beneficial reflective experience.

The experience of actively working and touching ingredients in the kitchen can offer a bridge and rise to awareness and discourse regarding inner experiences and relationship patterns that one can rethink and mould in a nourishing therapeutic environment. Many of my patients feel that through the concrete act of cooking they manage to reduce their defenses and rigid undesired habits. The kitchen opens new pathways to confront emotional situations, to knead and soften complex experiences, to mix and rethink life events and situations differently and to pour their inner world into new forms.    

The setting involves a weekly session of 75 minutes that combines cooking, eating and conversation. Therapy's frequency and goals will be set individually after meeting and diagnosis.